A dental crown provides a protective cover for a tooth that has sustained damage for one reason or another. At Ballwin Family Smiles, we care about your oral health, and we also want you to look and feel amazing! Dental crowns have long been used to protect a damaged tooth or a tooth that has received a root canal. Did you know a dental crown can also reshape or recolor a tooth to make your smile more uniform? 

Each patient who walks through our doors receives personalized care and treatment. Our porcelain dental crowns are custom designed to fit your smile so you can handle life without worry. Your dental work blends with your teeth to create a natural-looking, beautiful smile! 

Why Would I Need a Dental Crown? 

Our patients need dental crowns for a variety of reasons, including: 

  • Your tooth is cracked or broken. 
  • You have a stained tooth. 
  • To strengthen a tooth weakened by damage or decay. 
  • To provide structure for a broken or cracked tooth. 
  • To cover a tooth with a large filling that needs extra support. 
  • To cap off a dental implant. 
  • To protect a tooth that has had a root canal. 
  • To reshape a tooth for cosmetic purposes.

A dental crown is like a cap for your tooth. The crown is custom designed to fit your mouth. We can also color-match the crown to blend in with your natural smile. A dental crown can give your tooth long-lasting protection against decay and wear, as well as beautiful color and shape. 

Reshaping your tooth with a crown can also improve your bite and the aesthetic of your smile. If you have one tooth that takes away from the beauty of your smile, consider a dental crown to correct your tooth. We want to help you take the worry out of your smile. 

Will I Need a Temporary Crown? 

Many of our patients wear a temporary dental crown while they are waiting for their permanent crown to be created. The temporary crown protects the tooth in the meantime. If you have had a tooth buildup, protection is especially important. 

What Is the Process Like? 

The first part of the treatment includes taking an impression of your mouth to ensure your crown fits right into your smile. Your impression is sent to a lab where your new porcelain crown is created. After the crown is finished you’ll head back to our office for placement. 

Before the Dentist places your crown, we’ll double-check the fit to make sure you feel comfortable. The Dentist will then permanently bond your crown into place to create a secure and protective barrier. You can walk out of our office with a beautiful new smile! 

Restoring Your Smile

A dental crown can restore the beauty of your smile. The look and feel of the material blends in with your natural smile. Dental crowns also help to restore the function of your bite. 

Call Today to Show Off Your New Smile with a Dental Crown From Ballwin Family Smiles! 

For a new porcelain dental crown that can give you a new look and protect your tooth for years to come, call us today to schedule an appointment. We’re excited to welcome you into the Ballwin Family Smiles family and show you why our patients love our office. We can help you change your smile for the better!